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Prescott man who impersonated peace officer gets prison term

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 01:35:26-04

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A Cottonwood man has been sentenced to 1 { years in an Arizona prison after pleading guilty to two counts of impersonating a peace officer.

Prosecutors say 59-year-old David Michael Getzen called the Yavapai County jail last October claiming to be an FBI agent.

In the call, Getzen said the detention facility needed to ``"surrender" two sheriff's deputies.

Getzen also was accused of threatening to shoot two county Superior Court judges plus the sheriff and county attorney if the jail didn't release the individuals.

In another call, authorities say Getzen claimed he had a warrant for the arrest of a deputy county sheriff.